Reading List: Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life

UPDATED: September 10, 2016
PUBLISHED: September 10, 2016

This may seem like a touchy-feely book. It’s actually a serious and readable presentation of the neuroscience, lifestyle, psychological and even evolutionary principles that enable humans to thrive in the face of adversity. Moore and Phillips, a management coach and an M.D., both affiliated with Harvard University, say a set of needs and drives have, over time, evolved into subpersonalities or “differentiated selves.” Expressed as emotions, and when properly understood, they can be beneficial. The authors show how to identify and manage the parts of this internal system.

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Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life
By Margaret Moore, Edward Phillips and John Hanc
September; William Marrow Paperbacks; $17


This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.